Professor Congratulates AICPA Winners
By Sydni Walker
Commerce, TEXAS (May 9, 2012)—Dr. Dan Edelman, department head and professor of accounting at Texas A&M University-Commerce, is presenting two awards on behalf of The Texas Society of Certified Public Accounts and American Institute of Certified Public Accounts to two Caddo Mills High School students May 23.
The awards are cash prizes in the amounts of $1,000 to each student and $1,000 to the school. The students won third place for AICPA’s Project Innovation: The Stare Here, Go Places Competition of Creative Excellence.
“Students from around the country were invited to participate in the competition and come up with one big idea that could be developed as the next feature on the website,” said Donna Fritz, marketing coordinator for the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. “The top ten finalists were selected by a panel of judges, a public vote on the website, and the final round was a series of Skype presentations to the judge who picked the winners.”
Jill Richardson, alumnus of A&M-Commerce and teacher of the winning students, has been teaching basic accounting for 25 years at the secondary level and will be teaching Principles of Accounting in the fall at the university as an adjunct instructor.
“I am looking forward to the opportunity to teach at A&M-Commerce and consider it the natural progression in my teaching career,” Richardson said. “I take a lot of pride in my classroom management and feel I can use many of these techniques to make my college classroom successful also. I know that the accounting department there is very strong and highly respected, and I hope I can help contribute to the success of the department in the future.”
Edelman is proud to present the award to Richardson’s students, and he looks forward to adding her to the accounting department adjunct faculty.
“As an instructor, she inspires students during class and beyond. Many of her students have gone on to earn doctorates and have succeeded in the business industry,” Edelman said. “She is very passionate about teaching and about helping others succeed.”
The TSCPA is a nonprofit, professional organization that represents the CPAs of Texas. The TSCPA has 20 local chapters statewide and 29,000 members. They serve the public interest with programs that advance the highest standards of ethics and practices within the CPA profession.